Sunday 9th September @ 10am

The Start

The race starts at Church Lane in East Carlton, which is just a short walk from the East Carlton Park Entrance at 10.00am on Sunday 9th September 2018. Please arrive at least one hour before the race starts to allow time for you to prepare yourself and place your baggage in the baggage storage, to use the toilets, café facilities and warm up. If you are taking part in the Team Relay Event please ensure that you are at the Team Relay muster point by 9.00am as this will provide us with an opportunity to brief the participants and to shuttle you to your starting points on the course.


Race Registration
Race Registration will be open from 8.00am you will be required to visit the registration area to collect the following;

  • Race Number
  • Timing Chip
  • Half Marathon Commemorative T-Shirt, we will provide your T-Shirt in the size that you requested when you entered the event, it will not be possible to change it for another size on the day


Baggage drop off
Baggage drop off will be available from 8.00am on race day. • Please try to avoid bringing any valuables with you and if you do need to leave a mobile phone in your kit bag, please ensure it is switched off. • The organisers do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to items placed within the baggage area. Toilets Toilets are located a short walk from the event village close to café; please allow plenty of time to use these facilities prior to the start of the race..


Food & Drink
East Carlton Park has a Café and a Kiosk that will be offering hot and cold drinks and snacks to purchase.


First Aid
St.John Ambulance crew will be positioned in East Carlton Park should you require medical assistance. Check the start notice board for their location. Please note they are unable to hand out medication such as Ibuprofen.


Information point and lost property
There will be an Information Point positioned within the race village. If you have any queries regarding your race number, chip, baggage or you think that you have lost an item at the event, our Information Team at the start will be able to help you. Alternatively if you find something on the day, please take it to one of our marshals.


We are hoping to provide pacers for a range of finishing times; they will all have Half Marathon experience and are ready to guide you to the finish; we will introduce them to you at the start.


The Finish

Once you cross the finish line please keep moving to collect your finisher items. This will prevent your muscles from seizing up and helps us to keep the immediate finish area clear to avoid congestion. Please do not attempt to run through the finish with supporters, family members or children. This is extremely dangerous for yourself, your supporter or your child as you and runners around you may be in a fatigued state.


All finishers will receive

  • Medal
  • Water
  • Goody Bag
  • A general sense of achievement in finishing the Two Counties Half Marathon and hopefully a desire to enter next year’s event.

Only those who finish the race are entitled to the commemorative medal.


Baggage Collection
Once you have collected your medal and goody bag you will be guided towards the baggage collection area.


First Aid
St.John Ambulance will be positioned directly on the finish line should you need medical assistance. There will also be ambulances on stand-by for any more serious incidents. Your health and well-being is extremely important to us, please notify a member of the event team or medical team if you or a fellow runner need any medical assistance.


Water will be available at the finish for all participants, plus the East Carlton Park Café and Kiosk will also be open for drinks, snacks, ice creams etc.